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jama rattigan's alphabet soup

a children's writer offers food for thought & fine whining

Jama Rattigan
External Services:
  • readermail@jamakimrattigan.com
  • jamarattigan@livejournal.com
I'm a former English teacher and children's book author who lives in a house in the woods with one husband and over 300 teddy bears. I like reading and writing humorous and multicultural stories. Currently, I'm working on several picture books, an easy reader series, and an early chapter book. My blog will focus on food-related themes in literature (in the form of reviews, recipes, musings, and interviews), with a sprinkling of writerly reflections and personal notes.

Please feel free to friend me -- I would love to meet you and hear your story!

Authors: Email me if you have written a food-related book, and would like me to review it, or possibly interview you.

Publishers: I accept review copies of children's and YA books with food-related themes, both fiction and nonfiction. Please email me for my snail mail address. Thanks!

Here are my published picture books:

DUMPLING SOUP (Little,Brown)

Winner of Little Brown's New Voices,New World Multicultural Fiction Contest
Smithsonian Notable Book
Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies
KidzLit After School Program Book
Recommended Holiday Book, Hornbook Magazine

TRUMAN'S AUNT FARM (Houghton Mifflin)

Pick of the Lists, American Booksellers Association
Book of the Year, School Library Journal
Smithsonian Notable Book
Notable Trade Book in the Language Arts

WOMAN IN THE MOON (Little,Brown)

Aesop Accolade (American Folklore Society)

**All content on this blog, with the exception of recipes, is copyright © 2007-2011 Jama Kim Rattigan, and may not be used without my permission. Recipes may be reprinted for personal use only.